Art News Link Dump: Feb 5, 2016

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Reading Le Figaro by Mary Cassatt, 1883. Private Collection

Sometimes you just need a giant list of what’s happening in the art world right now and here it is:

  • For those of you who loved art history early on, the College Board (aka the people who write your high school AP exams) are finally going to acknowledge that art history exists outside of ancient art and 19th century Europe with the inclusion of notable artists like Shirin Neshat, expanding their Mexican artists beyond Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, and much more.  [via The Atlantic]
  • We’re particularly jazzed about the reopening of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) this coming May 14 after having been closed for the last three years. With the rebuild, SFMOMA is now the largest art museum in the Bay Area and has 20,000 sq ft more interior gallery space than the Museum of Modern Art in New York City [via SFGate
  • A new Hieronymus Bosch painting was discovered/rediscovered at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. The painting depicts the The Temptation of St. Anthony along with all of the super weird little monsters we’ve long associated with Bosch. If all other Bosch experts agree, this will become one of 25 known works in the entire world. [via NYT]
  • We all know Ancient Egyptian art is a little washed out, no literally, the water washed all the colors away. And the Metropolitan Museum of Art is working to put all of them back, temporarily of course. How you ask? With amazing color projections against their magnificent Temple of Dendur. It’s on view out March 19 Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 9 p.m.. [via NYT]
  • Christie’s and Sothebys both had huge art auctions of masters such as van Gogh, Max Ernst, Egon Schiele with total sales reaching £95,917,100 and £21,063,750 respectively. [via Christie’s and Sothebys]
  • Fashion week has kicked off and the Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2016 collection titled “Performance of Sculptures” by Viktor&Rolf have the art (and fashion, we guess) world in a tizzy. Their Pablo Picasso cubist inspiration translated surprisingly well into clothing. Though some of those last outfits seemed like they would be hard to take the subway in.  [via Viktor & Rolf]

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